2006 BMW 550i Review — Sedan — CNET Reviews

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The good: The BMW 550i’s tech smorgasbord is by a heads-up display; DVD navigation; integration; a 13-speaker surround-sound system; voice control; and a of electronics that enhances steering, and braking.

The bad: As other BMWs, the 2006 Bluetooth feature works with certain phones and can be even with those. The control interface continues to attempts at intuitive operation.

The line: The 2006 BMW 550i is a powerhouse, with performance and a list to whet any modern appetite.

The 2006 BMW 550i is the in a long line of midsize sedans from the venerable concern. Not quite the handful the 500-horsepower M5 represents, the 550i leaves little to be desired in the department with its 360-horsepower The driving experience is enhanced by the long list of electronic systems and interior tech many of the latter responding to control.

Our car’s sport package 18-inch wheels, hardened settings, and shadowline exterior to give it presence and a stance to its grunt. In Monaco Blue paint, the 2006 BMW 550i confidently understated, an effect rendered inside, with leather and darker-gray wood

The 2006 BMW 550i’s technology successfully enhance the aura of vehicle control both the road and in the cabin, even if the iDrive controller still more study than necessary. The options filling out our car’s features list the total price to a hefty It’s quite a sum, but this advanced and refined come cheap.

Surrounded high-quality materials, no-nonsense crisp digital displays, and a clean design, the driver of the BMW 550i feels welcomed The dashboard’s pleasantly rolling forms a hood for the main screen. When optioned the navigation system ($1,800), as our car this display actually of two screens with the ability to a smaller route map alongside vehicle controls once a is selected.

This dual display the driver keep track of and the current music selection.

The BMW wide dual screen the driver monitor location and music playing.

Also route following in the 2006 BMW is the optional heads-up display which uses a projector at the base of the windshield to produce a image hovering above the Information shown includes speed; the next route when using navigation; for the active cruise control, is one of the few options our car lacked; and any vehicle

We found it worked well, unobtrusive and allowing for greater to the road. Drivers who find it can turn it off easily with a switch to the left of the wheel. wearing polarized sunglasses or the extremes of seat travel not be able to see it at all.

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The 2006 BMW premium sound package impressed us with its rich from all sources, including Satellite Radio, which is a option. Logic7 surround-sound makes the most of the 13-speaker, system. A slot in the dash a single CD, with the premium adding a six-CD changer in the compartment.

For all its prowess, the stereo not offer any way to play from an nor do its physical properties make easy; the CD slot and the navigation DVD are in close proximity on the dashboard. MP3 systems with separate and displays are available, but spoiling the excellent interior for such a requirement shouldn’t be necessary in a car expensive.

The optional heads-up display speed and route guidance, the driver’s eyes on the road.

navigation system is among the smoothest in terms of acquisition, plotting, and changes to zoom or settings. Route selection street names can be a tad cumbersome via the knob, but using the point-to-point from the map is an effective alternative. control and feedback are part of the package and worked effectively although commands were misinterpreted while driving the windows down in the city.

The only major feature of our BMW 550i that we were to explore was its Bluetooth phone Failing to pair with the were three phones we the Motorola V551 and the Razr. of which are on BMW’s list of candidates. and the Sony Ericsson not on the list but willing to team up many other cars tested. For certain phones, a hidden in the armrest is available to seamless operation, and the system is of keeping up to four phones in memory.

The stubbornly ubiquitous control system remains the way to access many of the tech and settings of the 2006 BMW 550i. we continue to long for a few contextual such as those used Audi’s MMI interface, our reservations iDrive have diminished a week’s fiddling in the 550i. The require too much drilling for such as changing CDs and radio while those for less-frequent are found more quickly.

The steering-wheel controls are better, the two symbol buttons on the right which can be customized for one-touch of the driver’s most-used features.

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